Tire Question - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-24-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 31
Tire Question

I know its been asked before but whats the biggest/widest tire size I can go on the stock 17 in wheels without lift or spacers? Thanks.

TUG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-24-2009, 10:25 PM   #2
rlanderton's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Larkspur, CO
Posts: 1
32 inch no rubbing for most
33 some rubbing (based on comments - not experience)
35 don't even try it...(from another forum)

You can use a tire calculator page (such as http://www.rims-n-tires.com/rt_specs.jsp)
to explore width vs outside diameter, etc. Stock JK jeep wheel has 6.2 inch backspacing as I recall.

08 JK 2dr Red of course - RR f/r bumper, Warn M8000 winch, JKS QDs, JKS f/r adj trackbars, 2.5" OME lift with Nitrocharger shocks, Olympic rock sliders
rlanderton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-25-2009, 09:52 AM   #3
Hilldweller's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,824
Originally Posted by TUG View Post
I know its been asked before but whats the biggest/widest tire size I can go on the stock 17 in wheels without lift or spacers? Thanks.
275/70-17 --- a little bit bigger than stock but not much (unless you find a mudder in that size).

You could run a 33" tire but they don't come in widths that would fit the stock wheels without rubbing.
If you had 16" wheels, you could run a 255/85-16; if you had 18" wheels, you could run 275/70-18 ----- they'd both be 33's.

If you like the wheels, get spacers. I've elected to replace my 18" wheels with 16's due to the cost of replacement rubber. I'll recoup the cost of the wheels with the first tire purchase alone.
Look up the price on 285/75-16 tires to see what I mean. So many options, such great pricing.
Gone camping,

Hilldweller is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tire cover question! ScottyWantsWrangler TJ General Discussion Forum 0 03-22-2009 05:45 PM
tire balancing question and tire choice upinar TJ General Discussion Forum 1 02-27-2008 12:28 PM
Smaller Spare Tire Question Scooby TJ General Discussion Forum 5 11-15-2007 03:14 PM
Tire question carter2007 General Jeep Discussion 6 07-24-2007 11:31 AM
Tire Size Question DocG2828 General Jeep Discussion 2 02-14-2007 03:20 PM

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC